Global Business Coalition To Award Nine Companies For Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

December 27, 2008

The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Monday will award nine companies for their efforts to fight the three diseases among employees, South Africa’s Business Day reports. The coalition is a group of 220 companies worldwide that aim to address HIV, TB and malaria in the workplace.

The South African company Xstrata Coal will receive an award for its work in developing a public-private partnership with the health and social services department in Mpumalanga, South Africa, to improve HIV services at clinics in communities where the company operates. The Standard Bank will be awarded for its HIV/AIDS program, which uses a storytelling technique to reduce HIV-associated stigma and to encourage employees to be tested for the virus. The company also provides HIV-positive employees with treatment and care. In addition, Telkom will be awarded for its efforts to promote HIV testing and counseling among employees and their families. Two-thirds of Telkom employees and their partners have been tested for HIV since the program was implemented, Business Day reports (Kahn, Business Day, 6/4).
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Global Business Coalition To Award Nine Companies For Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

June 9, 2008

The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Monday will award nine companies for their efforts to fight the three diseases among employees, South Africa’s Business Day reports. The coalition is a group of 220 companies worldwide that aim to address HIV, TB and malaria in the workplace.

The South African company Xstrata Coal will receive an award for its work in developing a public-private partnership with the health and social services department in Mpumalanga, South Africa, to improve HIV services at clinics in communities where the company operates. The Standard Bank will be awarded for its HIV/AIDS program, which uses a storytelling technique to reduce HIV-associated stigma and to encourage employees to be tested for the virus. The company also provides HIV-positive employees with treatment and care. In addition, Telkom will be awarded for its efforts to promote HIV testing and counseling among employees and their families. Two-thirds of Telkom employees and their partners have been tested for HIV since the program was implemented, Business Day reports (Kahn, Business Day, 6/4).
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